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As If There’s No Tomorrow: Abstract Paintings by Bruce Thorn

February 5 – March 20, 2015

Improvisational. Intuitive. Contemporary. Chicago-based artist Bruce Thorn’s work offers a sense of urgency, giving viewers no time to second guess or edit. His paintings are reflections upon the brevity of time and the essence of life, character, and painting itself. Thorn uses abstraction as a language to comment upon social and natural situations, while the material qualities of paint create journeys of visual exploration and invention, and the act of painting becomes a witness to the here and now, a frozen moment in time.

Public Reception: Thursday, February 5, 5 - 8 p.m.

Koehnline Museum of Art
Des Plaines campus


September - May
Mon - Fri, 10 am - 6 pm
Sat, 11 am - 4 pm

June - August
Mon - Thu, 10 am - 7 pm

For special visits call:

Nathan Harpaz, Ph.D.
Manager and Curator